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patience

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈpeɪʃəns/
BEHAVIOUR B2 the quality of being able to stay calm and not get angry, especially when something takes a long time: Finally, I lost my patience and shouted at her. Making small scale models takes a lot of patience. →  Opposite impatience Patient and uncomplaining
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Translations of “patience”
in Korean 참을성…
in Arabic صَبْر…
in Portuguese paciência…
in Catalan paciència…
in Japanese 忍耐力, 我慢強さ…
in Italian pazienza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 素質, 忍耐,耐心…
in Russian терпение, пасьянс…
in Turkish sabırlılık, sabır, tahammül…
in Chinese (Simplified) 素质, 忍耐,耐心…
in Polish cierpliwość, pasjans…
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